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Latest Information on Iowa Employment LawOpen in a New Window

Be sure to check out the latest employment law developments on the Iowa Employment Law Blog from EMC and Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. Click here to link to the blog. [...]


Florida Assesses Irma Damage; FERC, NERC Issue Joint StatementOpen in a New Window

Provided by the American Public Power AssociationBy Jeannine Anderson, News EditorWhat a difference a small wobble from Hurricane Irma made, the night after it made landfall.All day, the massive storm had been expected to stay along Florida’s west coast, and head straight for Tampa. But at the last minute, that evening, Irma changed its track just a little, veering toward the east, plowing through Polk County with gusts of 115 miles per hour and hitting the public power towns of For [...]


Iowa Crews Respond to Hurricane IrmaOpen in a New Window

Hurricanes may be the last thing that most Iowans think about having to deal with, but as Hurricane Irma headed toward Florida and the Southwest U.S., thoughts about the epic storm and how to respond were on the minds of many Iowa municipal utilities.Hurricane Irma hit Florida over the weekend, leaving more than 6.5 million electric customers (nearly two-thirds of the state) without power. As part of a national Mutual Aid response, electric crews from Iowa municipal utilities headed to Florida o [...]


Technical, Marketing Topics Set for Fall Broadband MeetingOpen in a New Window

The IAMU Fall Broadband Meeting is next week, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the IAMU Office and Training Complex in Ankeny. Topics have been determined for the technical and marketing/customer service breakout sessions after lunch.The tech topic, which will be addressed in the Auditorium, will be “LTE Fixed Wireless”. The presenter, Ryan Malek, formerly worked at Osage Municipal Utilities and now operates Router12 Networks, a successful wireless internet provider in Iowa. Ryan has [...]


Fall Broadband Meeting to Be Held on September 20thOpen in a New Window

The IAMU Fall Broadband Meeting is Wednesday, September 20th at the IAMU Office and Training Complex in Ankeny. This annual gathering gives IAMU utility members with broadband networks an opportunity to network, share ideas, and hear from speakers on several topics.Cost is just $35.00 per person.  Register online here.Questions?  Contact Curtis Dean at (515) 650-0251 or [...]


IAMU Tree Trimming  for Utilities Workshop - September 27thOpen in a New Window

IAMU will be offering a one-day Tree Trimming for Utilities Workshop on September 27th.This workshop will provide valuable information and hands-on training for utility personnel.  Classroom and hands-on topics will include:Laws Regarding Tree TrimmingBest PracticesRulesProceduresIdentifyingSafety Tivon Feeley, Forest Health Specialist with the Iowa DNR and Dan Llewellyn, Electric Services Coordinator with IAMU will be the instructors for this workshop.For more information, and to register [...]


Electric Utility Billing Workshop - October 5thOpen in a New Window

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities will offer a one-day training workshop to aid municipal personnel in the unique challenges faced in performing electric utility billing.  This is a base level course and is targeted for all new, or recently hired office staff, billing clerks, customer service representatives, those needing continued training, and a light refresher for experienced staff.The following topics will be covered allowing participants the opportunity to receive various se [...]


Jester Insurance Services IAMU Program Newsletter - Summer 2017 EditionOpen in a New Window

The Summer 2017 Edition of the Jester Insurance Services IAMU Program Newsletter is now available.Read it here. [...]


Attention Electric & Gas Members: Customer Contribution Fund Activity Report Due SoonOpen in a New Window

The Customer Contribution Fund Activity Report is due to the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) no later than September 30 via the electronic filing system. This report is required for all municipal electric and gas utilities per the Iowa Code (199 IAC 19.15(5) and 20.15(5)). A copy of the report can be found on IAMU's website under the electric and gas regulatory calendars or by clicking HERE.The IUB is starting to crack down on delinquent filing and will be enforcing penalties in [...]


Connect With IAMU on Social NetworksOpen in a New Window

Do you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn? We’re on all three social networks and post frequently (but not too often that it would get annoying; we promise). We share information about IAMU trainings and events, news from the national associations, and public service announcements that you can share with your customers on your own social networks. Co [...]
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